To honour Range Rover’s 50 anniversary, Henry Poole has created a limited edition cloth for 50 special jackets in collaboration with LandRover’s Chief Creative Officer, Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, who created the fabric. This meeting of minds came about through a mutual friendship as Jaguar Land Rover’s chief design officer, Gerry McGovern OBE, has been a loyal Poole customer for years.
The original paint colours of 1970 Range Rover – Tuscan Blue, Davos White and Bahama Gold – were the inspiration behind the 12oz lambswool fabric. The interior lining is in Tuscan blue and there is a Bahama Gold undercollar. Meanwhile, the traditional dog-tooth check has been given a new twist by a Tuscan Blue window check to combine with the Davos White. There is a hero label signed by Gerry McGovern. When tailored, the result is a smart-casual jacket that’s easy to pair with everything from grey flannels to indigo jeans or denim shirts.
They’ve only milled enough cloth to produce 50 bespoke sport coats. It’s a look that communicates Range Rover and Henry Poole’s shared ethos perfectly.
“Like us, the Range Rover is a contemporary design that’s underpinned by real heritage. It made perfect sense for us to work on a jacket that’s suitably ‘sporty’, given it was inspired by an iconic British sports car.”Says Simon Cundey, Poole’s 7th generation managing director.